Bachelor of Business and Enterprise

2023 course information for Domestic Students
2023 course information for International Students

updated 6:02 AM on Thu, 9 June

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR
70
Duration
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
Location
Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
Gold Coast, Online
Start date
March, July, October
February, June, October
Course code
3007150
Course abbreviation
BBusEnt
Credit points
288
Equivalent units
24
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

The Bachelor of Business and Enterprise has a focus on developing innovation and impact in a complex and changing business world with inspired and multidisciplinary learning experiences. You’ll become equipped with the practical skills, tools and knowledge that are vital for the sustainability of society, business and industry.

Build a portfolio of professional experiences through a range of real world interactions with employers, industry and the community.

You can undertake the course with a professionally accredited specialisation in accounting or financial services. Alternatively, you can choose a major in either business and data analytics, entrepreneurship and innovation, tourism management or aviation management, combining this with an industry project or an internship or a shared major from disciplines across the University.

Learn more about the specialisations and majors available in this degree.

The Bachelor of Business and Enterprise has a focus on developing innovation and impact in a complex and changing business world with inspired and multidisciplinary learning experiences. You’ll become equipped with the practical skills, tools and knowledge that are vital for the sustainability of society, business and industry.

Build a portfolio of professional experiences through a range of real world interactions with employers, industry and the community.

You can undertake the course with a professionally accredited specialisation in accounting or financial services. Alternatively, you can choose a major in either business and data analytics, entrepreneurship and innovation, tourism management or aviation management, combining this with an industry project or an internship or a shared major from disciplines across the University.

Learn more about the specialisations and majors available in this degree.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Credit for prior learning

Candidates for the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise (Aviation Management Major) who have successfully completed an AQF level 5 Diploma qualification in an Aviation related field, may be granted Advanced Standing for up to 8 units in the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise with a major in Aviation Management.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Listeningminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.5
Speakingminimum 5.5
Writingminimum 5.5

About the course

Specialisations

Accounting

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to contribute to the success of any organisation through better accounting practices.

Financial Services

Learn to provide sound and unbiased financial advice to clients and organisations. Become career-ready for a number of diverse roles such as financial planning, superannuation and retirement planning, investment and wealth management, insurance, estate planning, tax and corporate finance.

Please note specialisations are available online and at the Gold Coast campus only.
 

Majors

Aviation Management

Ideal for students who are looking to work in aviation including pilots, cabin crew, logistics, transport, infrastructure, retail and customer service. Includes the opportunity to obtain a Commercial Pilots Licence. Learn more about this major. Available at the Gold Coast only.

Business and Data Analytics

Develops your expertise in contemporary data analytics tools and technologies, providing data analytics solutions and insights to support decision-making and inform long-term strategies. Available at the Gold Coast and online.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Develops your entrepreneurial ideas to create your own business, social enterprise or work on entrepreneurial ideas within larger organisations. Available at the Gold Coast, Lismore and online.

Tourism Management

Develops your skills and knowledge in the dynamic field of tourism, event planning, the visitor economy and service quality management. Available at the Gold Coast and online.

Shared majors

You can choose a shared major as part of your degree from disciplines across the University.

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5
LismoreTerm  1
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
Gold Coast (Aviation Management)Term  1, Term  3, Term  5$29,360 ($3,670 per unit)102200K
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$29,360 ($3,670 per unit)105618D
Gold Coast (Financial Services)Term  1, Term  3, Term  5$29,360 ($3,670 per unit)105618D
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$29,360 ($3,670 per unit)N/A
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

Early Offer

If you're a current Year 12 student you can register for our Early Offer program. You may be eligible to receive an early offer based on your School Principal's recommendation. Early Offers must be undertaken in Session 1.

Apply for your Early Offer

International students studying online or outside of Australia

View domestic application details View international application details

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points) comprising:

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with an Associate Degree of Business and Enterprise after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points), comprising 7 core units (84 credit points) and 9 units (108 credit points) from a Specialisation or from a Major and electives from the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise.

Students may be eligible to exit with the Diploma of Business and Enterprise after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising 7 core units (84 credit points) and 1 option or major or elective unit (12 credit points) from the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise.


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core Units

BUSN1004Starting a Business
BUSN1006Solving Wicked Problems
BUSN1007The Interconnected World
BUSN1008Business Practice and Impact
BUSN2001Professional Development for the Workplace
BUSN3003Entrepreneurship and Innovation
COMM1004A Culture of Enquiry
COMM1005A Culture of Dialogue

Specialisations

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT2001Taxation
ACCT2007Finance for Business
BUSN1004Starting a Business
BUSN1006Solving Wicked Problems
BUSN1007The Interconnected World
BUSN1008Business Practice and Impact
BUSN2001Professional Development for the Workplace
BUSN3003Entrepreneurship and Innovation
BUSN3005Internship A
COMM1004A Culture of Enquiry
COMM1005A Culture of Dialogue
ECON1001Economics for Decision Making
FINC2002Behavioural Finance and Client Relationships
FINC2007Insurance and Risk Management
FINC2004Superannuation and Retirement Planning
FINC2005Principles of Financial Planning
FINC3001Investments and Portfolio Management
FINC3003Estate Planning
LAWS2001Company Law
LEGL1003Introduction to Business Law
STAT1001Statistical Analysis
FINC2006Ethics and Professionalism
ACCT1002Financial Accounting

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT1002Financial Accounting
ACCT2001Taxation
ACCT2002Financial Reporting
ACCT2003Management Accounting
ACCT3001Advanced Taxation
ACCT3002Advanced Management Accounting
ACCT3004Auditing
BUSN1004Starting a Business
BUSN1006Solving Wicked Problems
BUSN1007The Interconnected World
BUSN1008Business Practice and Impact
BUSN2001Professional Development for the Workplace
BUSN3003Entrepreneurship and Innovation
COMM1004A Culture of Enquiry
COMM1005A Culture of Dialogue
ECON1001Economics for Decision Making
LAWS2001Company Law
LEGL1003Introduction to Business Law
STAT1001Statistical Analysis
ACCT2007Finance for Business
ISYS2005Information Systems for Accounting
FINC3001Investments and Portfolio Management
Students must complete either Internship A or Industry Project I (double weighted units):
BUSN3005Internship A
OR
BUSN3007Industry Project I
Students wishing to meet the Tax Practitioner Board’s (TPB) educational requirements for Tax Agent Licensing are recommended to contact Client Services to discuss their options. Students will be required to complete either: LEGL2001 - Introduction to Land Law OR LAWS2022 - Competition and Consumer Law.

Majors

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
BUSN2005Airline Operations
LAWS2029Aviation Regulation and Law
MGMT3002Human Factors in Aviation
MGMT3003Airport Management
TOUR2005Aviation Management
TOUR2012Transport for Sustainability
BUSN2010Service Design Thinking
PROJ5001Project Management

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT3003Business Analytics and Big Data
ISYS3006Business Analysis Project
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics
STAT1001Statistical Analysis
ISYS1006Introduction to Computing for Data Analytics
ISYS2004Business and Market Intelligence
ISYS2003Data Visualisation and Representation

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
BUSN2003Intrapreneurship
BUSN2008Applied Social Entrepreneurship
BUSN2009The Founder's Journey
BUSN2010Service Design Thinking
MRKT2007Digital Marketing Strategies
BUSN3010Innovation Ecosystems
BUSN3009Entrepreneurial Finance
BUSN3011New Venture Creation

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
CLST2002Australia, Asia and the World
CLST2006Road Trip
HOSP2001Event Planning
TOUR2008Event Operations
TOUR2001Sustainable Tourism
TOUR2010Tourist Behaviour and Interactions
TOUR2014Managing the Visitor Economy
TOUR1003Service Quality Management

Internship Option

BUSN3005Internship A Note 1
BUSN3006Internship B Note 1
Choose a further four units from the Option Units list

Industry Project Option

BUSN3007Industry Project I
BUSN3008Industry Project II
Choose a further four units from the Option Units list

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Students to select elective units from the list below and/or any undergraduate unit offered by the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts or University-wide.
ACCT2001Taxation
ACCT3001Advanced Taxation
ACCT3003Business Analytics and Big Data
BUSN2003Intrapreneurship
BUSN2005Airline Operations
BUSN2008Applied Social Entrepreneurship
BUSN3002Sustainable Business Management
BUSN3011New Venture Creation
ECON1001Economics for Decision Making
FINC2002Behavioural Finance and Client Relationships
FINC3003Estate Planning
HOSP2001Event Planning
HOSP2005Food and Beverage Management
ISYS2004Business and Market Intelligence
LEGL1003Introduction to Business Law
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics
MGMT3003Airport Management
MRKT2007Digital Marketing Strategies
STAT1001Statistical Analysis
TOUR2001Sustainable Tourism
TOUR2005Aviation Management
TOUR2010Tourist Behaviour and Interactions
TOUR2011Sport, Cultural and Special Events
TOUR2012Transport for Sustainability
TOUR2014Managing the Visitor Economy
FINC2005Principles of Financial Planning
ACCT2007Finance for Business
BUSN2009The Founder's Journey
BUSN2010Service Design Thinking
BUSN3009Entrepreneurial Finance
BUSN3010Innovation Ecosystems
LAWS2029Aviation Regulation and Law
TOUR1003Service Quality Management
HOSP2007The Casino, Club and Hotel Environment

Double Degree Early Exit Pathways

To be eligible to exit with a Bachelor of Business and Enterprise from the double degree Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, students will need to complete the exit pathway detailed:

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
BUSN1004Starting a Business
LEGL1001Legal Research and Writing
LAWS2011Statutory Interpretation
BUSN1007The Interconnected World
LEGL1005Legal Process
LAWS2010Environmental Law
BUSN1006Solving Wicked Problems
LAWS2006Administrative Law
LAWS2002Contract Law I
BUSN1008Business Practice and Impact
LAWS2017Principles of Equity
LAWS2012Property Principles
LAWS2007Corporations Law
LAWS2013Civil Litigation and Procedure
LAWS2005Constitutional Law
LAWS2019Employment and Industrial Relations Law
LAWS2022Competition and Consumer Law
LAWS6009The Law of Corporate Governance
LAWS3003Professional Conduct
LAWS6003Global Business Law
BUSN2001Professional Development for the Workplace
BUSN3003Entrepreneurship and Innovation
BUSN3005Internship A
Or
BUSN3007Industry Project I


Notes

Note 1: Internship A and Internship B are both double-weighted units that are usually completed over a 14-week (450 hours) period after the completion of a minimum of 16 units, including BUSN2001 Professional Development for the Workplace. All internship placements must be approved by the relevant Course Coordinator, prior to commencement. Please forward any queries to the Professional Experience Coordinator on wil@scu.edu.au

Unit groups

Option Units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Students to select elective units from the list below and/or any undergraduate unit offered by the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts or University-wide.
ACCT2001Taxation
ACCT3001Advanced Taxation
ACCT3003Business Analytics and Big Data
BUSN2003Intrapreneurship
BUSN2005Airline Operations
BUSN2008Applied Social Entrepreneurship
BUSN3002Sustainable Business Management
BUSN3011New Venture Creation
ECON1001Economics for Decision Making
FINC2002Behavioural Finance and Client Relationships
FINC3003Estate Planning
HOSP2001Event Planning
HOSP2005Food and Beverage Management
ISYS2004Business and Market Intelligence
LEGL1003Introduction to Business Law
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics
MGMT3003Airport Management
MRKT2007Digital Marketing Strategies
STAT1001Statistical Analysis
TOUR2001Sustainable Tourism
TOUR2005Aviation Management
TOUR2010Tourist Behaviour and Interactions
TOUR2011Sport, Cultural and Special Events
TOUR2012Transport for Sustainability
TOUR2014Managing the Visitor Economy
FINC2005Principles of Financial Planning
ACCT2007Finance for Business
BUSN2009The Founder's Journey
BUSN2010Service Design Thinking
BUSN3009Entrepreneurial Finance
BUSN3010Innovation Ecosystems
LAWS2029Aviation Regulation and Law
TOUR1003Service Quality Management
HOSP2007The Casino, Club and Hotel Environment

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Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

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Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Critically evaluate and apply practical and responsible business and enterprise solutions from a range of related disciplines to both inform and justify critical decisions.

Apply knowledge and skills creatively in devising innovative, effective and responsible solutions to challenges related to a business or enterprise.

Develop and apply recognised ethical frameworks to influence responsible business behaviours within an organisational context.

Demonstrate and apply in-depth and responsible discipline-specific knowledge and skills within a local, regional and global perspective.

Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility and accountability for ongoing learning in business and enterprise settings.

Prepare and deliver, individually and/or in a team, well developed and justified discipline-specific advice through both written and oral communication.

Investigate and identify a broad range of responsible leadership practices in the management of people and self.

Demonstrate responsible cultural competence in local, national, and international settings as applied in business and social situations.


Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

Graduates gain the professional, critical thinking and communication skills to run their own business or to pursue career opportunities in a wide range of sectors, including marketing, product management, investment, finance, aviation management and more.

Professional placement

You may choose, as electives, one or two double-weighted internship units. Internships can be undertaken in a relevant industry sector in Australia or abroad.

Professional recognition

The Accounting specialisation is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

The Financial Services specialisation is accredited by the Treasury's Financial Adviser Standards (FAS). For information on how to become a registered financial adviser in Australia, please visit the FAS website

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